• vaccinations Jan 16

    Push to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Communities

    While 12 million Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine, there is a racial disparity. Black people say they’re reluctant to get the vaccine due in part to years of mistreatment by the medical community that’s led to mistrust. News4’s Aimee Cho reports Black community leaders are working to overcome that.

  • COVID-19 Dec 15, 2020

    Barbershop Program Helping Customers Get Comfortable With COVID-19 Vaccine

    The striped barber pole symbolizes a time when barbers provided medical care along with haircuts. While that’s not the case now, the trust in barbers remains, and in the Black community, that trust and bond are special. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports on a professor using that trust to make Black Americans more comfortable with taking the...

  • vaccine Dec 15, 2020

    Barbershop Program Helps Black Americans Get Comfortable With COVID-19 Vaccine

    A professor is using the trust Black Americans have in barbers to make them more comfortable with taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Professor Stephen Thomas with the University of Maryland in College Park is working to insert health into barbershop chats. “I’m a Black man in America,” he said. “Guess what? I go to a Black barbershop. But I also...

  • coronavirus testing Nov 20, 2020

    Effort in Black Community to Increase COVID-19 Testing

    COVID-19 numbers continue to paint a dire picture for Black Americans, and there is an ongoing effort in the Black community to increase testing. Despite representing only 13% of the U.S. population, Black people account for almost 20% of deaths across the country. “We’re having the worst health outcomes than the other ethnic groups,” said Beatrice Miller, co-chair of African…

  • black community Nov 20, 2020

    Ongoing Effort to Increase Coronavirus Testing in the Black Community

    When it comes to COVID-19, the numbers continue to paint a dire picture for Black Americans. Despite representing only 13% of the U.S. population, Black people account for almost 20% of deaths across the country. News 4’s Cory Smith reports on the ongoing effort in the Black community to increase testing.

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